KATHMANDU: The Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) has agreed to construct an oxygen plant in each of the country’s seven provinces.
The NRNA meeting, presided over by its president Kumar Panta, made the decision in this regard because there have been raging cases of COVID-19 in the country, with more and more fatalities recently recorded among patients.
According to the meeting, the NRNA would make an appeal to the concerned international communities to provide assistance to Nepal because vaccination was the last option for controlling the COVID-19 infection.
The NRNA will work with UN agencies to coordinate their efforts in this regard.
The NRNA has asked the government to prioritize Nepalis when it comes to assisting passengers of various nationalities to travel to their respective destinations or return to Nepal, as chartered flights have been used to transport stranded people to their respective countries.
The NRNA has also urged the government to eliminate the inefficient and time-consuming requirement of obtaining a permit from Nepali diplomatic missions in order to return home from abroad.
Similarly, the meeting held last Sunday urged the government to resolve the NRNA’s long-standing demand for dual citizenship identity cards for Non-Resident Nepalis.
The newly published ordinance on the citizenship identity card is devoid of any mention of granting dual citizenship identity cards to Nepalis living abroad.